Wedding photography challenges (part 1)

Wedding Photography Challenges (part 1) Interviews with some of the best wedding photographers in Houston. We asked some of the best wedding photographers in Houston about the most challenging aspect of photographing weddings. Here’s what they had to share: “Weddings to us is the greatest challenge photographers can take. On a typical wedding day we are […]

Wedding Photography Challenges (part 1)

Interviews with some of the best wedding photographers in Houston.

We asked some of the best wedding photographers in Houston about the most challenging aspect of photographing weddings. Here’s what they had to share:

Houston wedding photographer Dream Photo and Video
Image provided by Dream Photo & Video

“Weddings to us is the greatest challenge photographers can take. On a typical wedding day we are expected to take on and excel in several very different photography styles. From natural light photography to studio light photography, from traditional family portraits, creative group portraits to artistic and fashion portraits. We also do landscape and/or architectural photography (Covering the details of venue, church building and settings), and photojournalism.”

– Houston Wedding Photographer Shiva from Dream Photo & Video


Houston wedding photographer J&D Productions
Image provided by J&D Productions

“That’s an easy one… Guests with their cell phones, cameras, and even iPads. It’s sad how many photos guests have ruined by jumping in the aisle and blocking our shot.”

– Houston Wedding Photographer Jessica from J&D Productions


Houston wedding photographer Ama Photography & Cinema
Image provided by Ama Photography & Cinema

“The pressure. Weddings have flowers, dresses, castles, cakes, all things extravagant! But take away the fancy stuff and you’re still left with the most important union two people will ever make in their lives… and there I am… In the middle of it all with the sole responsibility to “capture it”. I don’t take the responsibility lightly and the pressure weighs heavily on me. But I appreciate the pressure. It pushes me to aim for the best.”

– Houston Wedding Photographer Aisha from Ama Photography & Cinema


Houston wedding photographer SGI Photography
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“Photographing a wedding is like running a marathon, it takes a lot of physical, mental and emotional energy.”

Houston Wedding Photographer Slava from SGI Photography


Houston-wedding-photographer-SMB-Photo-&-Video-MED
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“Most of our weddings are at least 8 hours of shooting and up to 16-20 hours for some. This requires a continuous mental and physical effort as we are following the bride and groom and documenting their experiences. We’re able to do this while remaining positive and cheery throughout the day.”

– Houston Wedding Photographer Quaid from SMB Films & Images


Houston-wedding-photographer-Southern-Envy-Studios-MED
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“I have this very unnatural sense of “cool” in this industry. For clients, that can translate funny. Why am I not freaking out about the headcount or the linen colors or the weather? Well…. because no matter what happens, this is your story and I am here to tell it. I find very little challenge anymore. I don’t even mind so much, people and their DAMN PHONES. I have learned to bring those shots into the story, working with Grandma and her widescreen iPad as she sits in the aisle with her arms stretched above her head, blocking every possible “marketable” shot. But that’s ok…. That’s the evolution of this industry.”

– Houston Wedding Photographer Kaci from Southern Envy Studios


Houston wedding photographer Imagine That Pix
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“Capturing what the couple has in their mind, even when they may not have anything in mind. Often times, a bride or groom has been picturing something mentally for a while. It may be abstract concept, or something from Pinterest or a magazine. At the end of the day, my goal is to give you what you have in mind, so you pictures match your memories.”

Houston Wedding Photographer Heather from Imagine That Pix

 

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